Saturday, August 25, 2007

Where did the summer gooooooo

I'm not sure where the summer went, but the kids are back in school here, the students are back at the University and the stores prove with their school supplies that summer is over. However, the temperatures we've had would never convince you of that.

The blog is again open....and some things have been deleted for privacy reasons and for the protection of people I love. I've also deleted all references to a road trip taken a couple weeks ago, so if you have questions about that, just ask me. Anyway, if you read it, then you'll understand when I tell you that Mirabilia's Cinderella won in a tie with some stitched roses. It was killing me so I had to call and ask.

I'm back to doing an ESSY project and cussing a lot. It's the Cindy Valentine lip gloss case which was the last kit offered by Elegant Stitch for this program. It's very cute with the pink beads on pink fabric, the little MOP button that's included and all the varigated fibers, but I think by doing the outlining first I made this one a lot harder than it's supposed to be and the instructions almost make my head explode. I think I've finally realized that there probably isn't anything I would like in a small that I couldn't manage to design and stitch myself. The one thing I want to get back to this week is the pink pocket I've been working on, but first I have to find it. I'm not sure if it's here or at work in a box somewhere in my office, but I'm rested and ready to have another go at it.

I've been much more into finishing than actual stitching lately as I'm sure you know, and I've found another piece to finish. It's a lighthouse piece I had made (dated 1999) during my lunch hours with a very dear stitching friend I was working with at the time. On it are a few lighthouses that DH and I have visited over the years, Round Island Light, MI; Old Point Loma Light, CA; Holland Harbor Light, MI; Marblehead Light, OH; and Old Mackinac Point Light, MI. I was never sure what to do with this piece, but I think if it fits it would look smashing as a basket band on a large Longaberger basket that I have hanging in my entryway. I'll get on that this week and will show you how it turned out.


Blogger Paula said...

Sorry to hear that someone has been causing you problems.
You've finished some lovely things lately.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Nancy*Glory Bee said...

I love the Essy's pieces, too. I have stitched 5 of them but only finished the first one! Maybe you will inspire me....good luck with yours......Nancy

8:08 PM  
Blogger Debs said...

Very proud of you for the finishing craze. Always knew you could do it. And they all look wonderful.

8:15 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

Fantastic to see you back and I too am sorry to hear that you had troubles.

Love all your stitching bits they are lovely. And well done on your ribbons as the fair too. Clever lady.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Patti said...

I'm so glad that you're back! I've missed watching your progresses and finishes. I'm sorry if someone has been ruining the fun. I've been clicking from time to time just to see and was glad when I got back in. Congratulations on all your ribbons from the fair!

12:43 PM  

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